Since it’s fall, I needed to start to see some foliage. Luckily for Francis and I, we have every other Friday off. I was able to convince Francis to take a day off from house projects and instead take an impromptu day trip to Woodstock Vermont.
How to get there from Saratoga
Woodstock is very easy and lovely drive from Saratoga. Driving North on I-87, take exit 20, take a right off the exit, pass through the outlets and then take a right onto 149 east through Fort Ann then follow US 4 east all the way until you drive right through the heart of Woodstock.
The Best Time To Visit:
That’s the thing about Woodstock, you can visit this any time of the year. If you’re Foliage fan then a week before, Columbus Day Weekend and the week after is the best time to go. But if you want to go skiing, there’s Killington which is a quick ride away, and then there’s the summer where you can go hiking and spend your time basking in the sun.
What To Do:
Start by driving through Woodstock. I know, aren’t we supposed to be going there? Well, trust me there are other things to do. Like the Quechee Gorge. You will drive over an amazing bridge with a view for miles (literally), it’s free to park and free to walk the trail which will bring you to a waterfall one way and a swimming pool the other way.
In the summer, I’m sure the swimming pool would be a lot fun. In the Fall, it was a bit too cold for that. You can also camp here if you’re feel adventurous.
Sugarbush Farms is a perfect place to visit if you’re looking to feel like you’re from Vermont. The farm itself is situated on top of a Mountain with gorgeous views. A family owned business since the 1940’s you can get free samples or maple syrup and cheese, see some animals, and learn how to make Maple Syrup. It was a super cute place and, like I said — free so what’s better than that?
Now that you’ve seen some things outside of Woodstock, it’s time to actually walk around Woodstock. Stop by Vermont Flannel and get some quality products or walk and find the very Vermont covered bridge. The town itself is exactly what I expected it to look like. Francis had never been and called it “New Vermont Territory” for him which put a smile on my face.
Where to Eat:
On your way back home, stop at Long Trail Brewery and Pub. This place was awesome. We have been to a lot of breweries in Vermont, especially when we lived there but I have to admit, we were really impressed with Long Trail. The place is huge, set within mountains and has an awesome selection of food. This isn’t your typical brewery with random food but instead of a valued menu.
Woodstock Vermont was a perfect day trip away. If you have some time stop by Killington too, you might even be able to get a Gondola ride up to the top to see the foliage. But if not, I’m sure you can find enough to do in Woodstock to spend your day. Enjoy every minute of it.